Skin is in a constant flux and can turn at the drop of a hat. Anything from hormones, to your diet, and even the weather can affect your complexion, meaning that no one serum will be able to cater to any and every skincare concern. The alternative is to have a bank of options on hand, offering a variety of ingredients that can help you to tackle any and every concern effecting your complexion. Rather than turning to serums with lengthy and complex ingredient lists, look to the one-hit wonders of the skincare world – vitamins. Years of scientific research has proven exactly what their benefits are, and considering we use vitamins to boost our overall health, it makes sense to apply them topically and use them to make our skin better too.
Thanks to Alpha-H’s Profiling Kit you can self-prescribe using four custom-designed vitamin serums, designed to be blended to create doses that suit your unique skincare requirements. Regardless of age, skin type, or lifestyle, the selection affords you greater control of your skincare routine. Simply mix any combination of vitamins together to cocktail the perfect skincare subscription – the right blend will take care of any skin issue you have – from redness, to wrinkles, acne, and dry skin. Think of the result as a superfood smoothie blend – for your face.
Vitamin A helps to stimulate collagen production, which tricks the skin into acting young again and producing new cells. This results in a resurfacing of the skin, lines and wrinkles are softened, leaving brighter, luminous, and younger-looking complexion. However it’s not just an anti-ager – because vitamin A stimulates the skin’s natural renewal process, it can also help to remove any dead skin cells that could be clogging pores and leading to breakouts.
You need it if: You have dark spots, fine lines, loose skin, oily skin, hormonal fluctuations, acne, are going through menopause, find your skin is effected by medications, or live in a humid climate.
Vitamin B strengthens the skin’s barrier function, which helps both to lock in moisture and to keep irritants and bacteria out. This prevents the formation of dark spots, boosts collagen production, and improves skin’s hydration levels – boosting general skin health. What’s more, vitamin B prevents inflammation and the over-production of sebum (which clogs pores, causing breakouts) and calms post-inflammatory pigmentation, making it ideal for acne-prone and oily complexions.
You need it it: You have acne, blemishes, clogged pores, rosacea, dry skin, sensitive skin, spend a lot of time in an air conditioned environment, or have a low water intake.
Vitamin C is an easy fix for combatting lacklustre skin thanks to its ability to regenerate and renew skin cells and to inhibit the production of melanin (the chemical that creates pigmentation). It also plays an important role in the anti-ageing process – fighting free radicals, fading dark spots, and promoting the production of collagen which helps scarred and damaged skin to heal faster.
You need it if: You have dark spots, blemish marks, are going through menopause, are experiencing the first signs of ageing, sleep irregularly, live a stressful lifestyle, have a poor diet, or simply just want to glow.
Vitamin E works double-duty as both a powerful hydrator and an antioxidant, working to nourish and strengthen skin, whilst protecting it from pollutants and preventing premature ageing. It’s particularly helpful in reducing any sun damage that’s occurred on your skin as a result of excessive UV exposure and neglecting to wear SPF. Consistent use will reverse the damage caused by the free radicals which damage collagen and elastin – the fibres necessary for good skin health.
You need it if: You have dry skin, spend a lot of time in the sun, travel a lot, experience pigmentation, take hot showers, or find your skin is effected by the weather/temperature.